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Starting a Commercial Drone Services Business


The commercial drone industry is growing at a rapid rate as technology continues to improve. Along with this sudden increase in commercial drone activity comes a need for more drone service providers.

The potential opportunities are lucrative, however it’s not as simple as just buying a drone and charging for your captured data. There are a number of factors to take into account and this guide aims to advise you of the full process of starting a commercial drone services business.

This eBook will show you:


  • The complete process of starting a commercial drone services business.
  • Current market trends and where you should focus your business.
  • How to gain your permission for commercial operations from the CAA.
  • How to get the most from your investment by partnering with a commercially focussed drone hardware and software provider.
  • Where to find your first customers.
  • What to consider when pricing your drone services.
  • How to provide added value to set you apart from the competition.